Self Delusion

Imagine a man who received a phone call warning him that one heckuva forest fire was threatening his mountain cabin. He responds by saying I haven’t the time, energy or money to deal with this, so it must be a hoax. You would think he was bonkers. Yet that is how nearly half the population reacts to warnings of global warming.

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 67)

Weather Gambling

There is a booming trade in weather futures allowing companies and banks to gamble on changes in the weather as if deadly disasters were a game on a Las Vegas craps table (between 2005 and 2006 the weather derivatives market jumped nearly fivefold from $9.7 billion to $48.2 billion.)

~ Naomi Klein (born: 1970-05-08 age: 45) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

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